1949 MAYFLOWER - DARIGOLD with PILGRIMS Qt Milk Bottle

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 26, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

(1) An interesting aspect of this milk bottle is that the labeling on one side is written sideways.

(2) Another interesting aspect of the bottle is that it has a boy and girl Pilgrims running around the upper shoulders of the bottle - the pattern repeats 7 times.

(3) Another interesting aspect is that the Mayflower name is associated with Darigold on the milk bottle.

This is a square red pyro quart milk bottle with a Dacro finish. It was manufactured in 1948 at the Los Angeles, California, plant of Owens-Illinois Glass Company (my maker information source is Glass Milk Bottles: Their Makers And Marks (1980) by Jeffrey L. Giarde).

The milk bottle is labeled on one side in red pyro as follows:

M AYFLOWER

MILK

A DARIGOLD PRODUCT

The milk bottle is labeled on the other side in red pyro as follows:

HAVE YOU

TRIED

OUR

COTTAGE

CHEESE

AND

BUTTERMILK

?

The Pilgrim figures on the milk bottle are a boy and girl in Pilgrim attire. Both are running holding a bucket between them. The assumption is that they are running with a bucket of milk. The boy's Pilgrim hat is falling off. The reason for using the Pilgrim theme is the obvious historical relationship between the name Mayflower and the Pilgrims - the Mayflower ship brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock w they landed
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